On Thursday, March 7, the Greater Mt. Calvary Holiness Church of Clinton will begin celebrating their 20th anniversary. Several ministers will be participating. On Thursday, March 7, at 8 p.m., the guest preacher will be pastor Pearl Best of the Jesus Christ Temple Church of Clinton. On Friday, March 8, at 8 p.m., the preacher will be pastor Thira Peterson of the North Carolina Prayer Tower Church, Clinton. On Sunday, March 10, the celebration will climax at 11:30 a.m. and the preacher will be the Rev. Roger Robinson of the Greater Holiness Church of Wilmington. Pastor Ruby T. Boykin, host pastor, invites everyone to attend. For more information, call 910-592-1954.
The Snowhill Missionary Baptist Church of Roseboro will be celebrating their pastor’s third anniversary Sunday, March 10, beginning with the 11 a.m. worship service. The speaker will be the Rev. Shirley Cooper; the male chorus will provide the music. Following the morning service, dinner will be served. At 3 p.m., the guest preacher will be Dr. Gary H. Cannon Sr. of the Kingdom Living Worship Church International of Wade, accompanied by his choir, ushers and congregation. Don’t miss this big celebration!
On Friday night, March 8, there will be a Pastor’s Aide service held at the Running Branch Disciple, Clinton, at 7:30 p.m. The guest minister will be the Rev. Hayes of the Beaver Dam Missionary Baptist Church, along with his choir and congregation, will render the service. Elder Calvin Deans, the host pastor, invites the public.
A Ushers Anniversary will be held at the Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Keener Sunday, March 24 at 4 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Gerald Underwood, choir and congregation of the Andrew Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Clinton. The host pastor is vice bishop Garland Mayes, who invites the public to this event. For more information, call 533-3429.
New Life Outreach Ministry, 708 Sampson St., will have service Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. and the guest speaker will be minister Sheryl Barnes of the Word Power and Deliverance Ministry of Kinston. Everyone is invited to join. The host pastor is Reginal Lucious.
Palm Saturday Resurrection Day will be held Saturday, March 23 at 6 p.m. at the Sunset Avenue School auditorium, 505 Sunset Ave. Tickets will be $15 for adults; teenagers will be admitted for $5. For more information, call James Baylor at 919-424-1229.
The Friendly Trio Musical Gospel Train will be held Sunday, March 17 at the Friendly Community Center, 421 North (Hanson Road) at 6 p.m. The theme will be “O Magnify the Lord With Me.” Several persons will participate on the program, including The McNeils, The Inspirationals, evangelist Shirley Devone, Donnie and The Voices of God, The Untouchables, Faith Tabernacle Gospel Singers, Joe Alcorta and Family, Prophetic Worship and others. Make plans to attend this service.
Pastor Aide revival will be held at the Saint Jude Holiness Church, H.B. Lewis Road, Clinton, March 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. nightly On Thursday, the guest speaker will be the Rev. Margaret Demp, choir and congregation of Roseboro and on Friday, guests will be the Rev. Larry Morrisey, choir and congregation. The host pastor is the Rev. Willie Bryant.
The Friendly Trio, along with the Church Association, will be giving out food bags Saturday, March 16, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
First Baptist, 900 College St., is celebrating its 143rd church anniversary with a banquet on Friday night, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the Sampson County Agri-Exposition Center. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jeremiah Wright, pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, and the Big 4 Choir of Winston-Salem will provide the music. The celebration will continue Sunday, March 10, at the church, with the Rev. Dr. Rickey Harvey Sr., pastor of the Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Rochester, N.Y. as the 11 a.m. speaker. The church’s combined choir will provide the music. Everyone is cordially invited.
The Christ Missionary Baptist Church, 5220 Faison Hwy., Clinton will have their morning worship service Sunday, March 10 at 10 a.m. Sunday school will be held at 9 a.m. and Bible study will be held each Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The host pastor is the Rev. Marvin T. Clowney.
Regular morning worship service will be held at Brown’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, H.B. Lewis Road, Clinton Sunday, March 10 at 11 a.m. The pastor, the Rev. Jeffrey White will bring forth the morning message and the gospel choir will providethe music. You are invited.
The male chorus of Robinson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their anniversary Saturday, March 9, 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 10, 3 p.m. Several male choruses will participate, including Good Hope of Fayetteville, Snow Hill male chorus of Roseboro, New Vision of Fayetteville, First Missionary Baptist of Roseboro, Sandy Grove of Wade, Mt. Hebrew of Fayetteville, The Williams Family of Roseboro, the Community Male Chorus of Clinton, Keathern Chapel of Harrells and others.
The Daughters of Fulfilling a Destiny Ministry’s women’s conference will be held Saturday, March 9, at Littlefield Church at 9 a.m. with the women’s workshop on Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Angelia Williams; the D.F. D. Choir will provide the music. The host pastor is Dr. Claudie Morrisey. The pubic is invited.
Our love and deepest sympathy goes out to all families who lost loved ones recently.
We solicit your prayers for the sick and shut in everywhere.
A thought for today: Love is not love until you show it. Love your neighbors.
Go to the church of your choice this weekend, and had a blessed Sunday.
(Editor’s note: Mae Bell Williams is the news columnist for Brown’s Chapel. You can reach her at 592-2468 or 709-3490.